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Rhaponticum uniflorum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia.
Hills and forests at elevations of 300 - 2700 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[
]. Prefers a well-drained fertile soil and a sunny position[
]. Tolerates dry, low fertility and alkaline soils[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
Young leaves - cooked[
Seed - sow mid spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.